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His spectacular victory at the International ARD Music Competition, where Alexej Gorlatch received first prize, the audience prize and several further special awards, was preceded by a remarkable musical career – within just six years, he received first prize at nine renowned international piano competitions, including those in Hamamatsu (Japan), the German Music Competition, the International Anton G. Rubinstein Competition, and the Dublin International Piano Competition, as well as being awarded the Silver Medal in Leeds.
Alexej Gorlatch gave highly acclaimed performances at the world’s most prestigious concert venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Great Hall of the Berliner Philharmonie, Salle Alfred Cortot in Paris, Vienna Konzerthaus, Salzburg Festspielhaus, Suntory Hall and Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, the Herkulessaal and Philharmonie in Munich, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonia. He has been invited to perform at the Festival International de Piano “La Roque d’Anthéron”, Lucerne Festival, Ruhr Piano Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Yokohama International Piano Festival, the Schwetzinger Festspiele, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, MDR Musiksommer, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Festspiele „Europäische Wochen“, Schwarzwald Music Festival, Wexford Opera Festival in Ireland, and the Harrogate International Festival in the UK among others. He went on concert tours in Germany, Japan, South Korea, Italy, South Africa, Ireland and the USA.
As soloist Alexej Gorlatch appeared with numerous orchestras, such as the Hallé Manchester, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Camerata Salzburg, RTÉ National Symphony Ireland, leading orchestras of Japan (NHK, Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, and Nagoya Philharmonic), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, NDR Symphony and NDR Radio Philharmonic, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Dresden Philharmonic, Munich Radio Orchestra, Bochum Symphony, Korean Symphony, Saint Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and the Johannesburg Philharmonic.
For his latest CD on Sony Classical Alexej Gorlatch recorded works for piano and orchestra by Igor Stravinsky with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Alondra de la Parra. This CD, as well as the recordings he made on OehmsClassics, BR Klassik, Genuin and RAM, and the releases of his live performances on the Edition Ruhr Piano Festival and the BR Klassik labels have been greeted with great acclaim.
Alexej Gorlatch is Professor of Piano at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. He was teaching at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts and at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media. He has given masterclasses in Europe and the USA and has been jury member of international competitions. He studied at the Berlin University of Arts with Martin Hughes and at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Bernd Goetzke, where he graduated with the Konzertexamen.
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